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Cuna de Reyes Rioja 2010 8.99
Rioja
Tempranillo, Garnacha
13.00%
Wonderful aroma. I just adore American oak. Carries through onto the palate.  The wine is light in the middle.  Nicely refreshing, perhaps. Very spicy and oaky.  Good.

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Billy Bosch Reserve Wellington Shiraz 2012  8.99
Wellington
Shiraz
13.50%
Very little aroma. This is more a Rhone style than Barossa, but with some sweetness.

Cuvee Porte des Cardinaux Cotes du Rhone 2010 9.99
Côtes du Rhône
Grenache, Syrah, Carignan
13.50%
Stinky, farmyardy nose. A bit watery.

Moana Sands Cliff Tops Red Blend 2009 9.99
South East Australia
Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
14.00%
Very pale colour. Smells good, though.  Minty and fresh. Carries through onto the palate.  I like this very much.  Refreshing.

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Les Trois Cles Reserve 2011 11.99
Languedoc
Grenache, Carignan, Syrah
13.50%
Not much aroma. Light and fruity. Not my sort of wine.

The Grid Retief & Son Single Vineyard Reserve Shiraz 2010 9.99
Wellington
Shiraz
14.50%
This has a load of chocolatey oak on the nose. Same on the palate.  Typical oaky shiraz with an aftertaste of vanilla.

Little Mill South Australian Shiraz 2011 8.99
South Australia
Shiraz
13.00%
Quite a minty nose. Juicy acidity.  Nice and fresh.  Very different style from The Grid Retief.

Odfjell Ancla Winemaker's Reserve Malbec Cabernet Syrah Carmenere 2010 10.99
Maipo
Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Carmenere
13.50%
Farmyardy nose. A bit composty. Warm alcohol, spicy oak. Pretty good.

Le Sanglier Sauvage 2011  9.99
Languedoc
Grenache
13.50%
Spicy, earthy aroma. Very south of France. Herbal but with a nice rounded, spicy fruit. Good.

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Mitico Old Vine Garnacha 2011 8.99
Campo de Borja
Garnacha
14.00%
Very dark and moody nose.  promises high alcohol from the aroma.  Dark, plummy fruit and pretty forward alcohol.

The Intrepid Bear Cabernet Franc 2011 9.99
Lodi
Cabernet Franc
13.00%
Very aromatic, with some white pepper. Spicy taste. Light body.

The Charter Limestone Coast Single Vineyard Merlot 2009 8.99
Limestone Coast
Merlot
14.00%
Lovely aroma.  This has a tropical fruit or apricot aroma, with some garden mint. Wow! Sweet, but very exciting.  Bright acidity.  Lovely 

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Les Arbousiers Reserve Coteaux du Languedoc 2010 9.99
Languedoc
Grenache, Syrah, Carignan
13.50%
Dark, moody nose. The fruit is dark and a bit too ripe. The taste is also very ripe, like plums you've left in the fruit bowl a couple of days too long.

The Second Chapter Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 8.99
Western Cape
Cabernet Sauvignon
13.50%
Strange aroma. Sweet and perhaps like raspberries jam. No hint of cabernet. Dry and with dark flavours.  Not very cabernet, full stop.

Les Hauts du Mont Côtes du Rhône Villages 2009 11.99
Côtes du Rhône
Grenache, Syrah, Carignan
14.50%
Appealing raspberry nose. Savoury, with spicy oak.  Nice balance.  Not cheap, but worth getting if they reduce the price.

Marauding Vintners Single Vineyard Adelaide Hills Merlot 2010 10.99
Adelaide Hills
Merlot
14.50%
Spicy, stalky and inviting nose. Quite light body, but pleasant merlot taste.

Les Grands Chemins Old Vine Carignan 2011 8.49
Languedoc
Carignan
12.50%
Smokey smell, or is that word association. Light, cherry flavour. Pleasant enough.
Table of Gold - voted by customers at tasting

Tierra Del Corazon Reserva Carmenere 2011 8.99
Maipo Valley
Carmenere
13.50%
Typical aroma.  Minty and with raspberry. Minty taste.  The alcohol's pretty warm. Spicy finish.
Table of Gold - voted by customers at tasting

The Comeback Kid McLaren Vale Shiraz Cabernet Merlot 2008 9.99
McLaren Vale
Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
14.50%
Very appealing aroma - blackcurrant and stalky cabernet. A lot of blackcurrant on the palate.  Very fruity.
Table of Gold - voted by customers at tasting

Perez Cruz Winemaker's Selection 2010 19.99
Maipo Valley
Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Cot (ie malbec)
14.00%
Nice aroma.  Blackcurrant leaves, I think. Chocolatey oak and mint with baked fruit on t palate.  Expect it's popular, but the price is steep.
Table of Gold - voted by customers at tasting

Shiraz Plays Shiraz Barossa Valley Shiraz 2009 9.99
Barossa Valley
Shiraz
14.50%
Lovely baked shiraz on the nose, with eucalyptus. Good example of Barossa Shiraz.  Does exactly what it should.  Baked, with eucalyptus on the finish.
Table of Gold - voted by customers at tasting

Beneficio Cellar Reserve McLaren Vale Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre 2010 17.99
McLaren Vale
Grenache, Shiraz, Mourvedre
14.00%
Stinky aroma. Burnt flavour.  Not my sort of thing.
Table of Gold - voted by customers at tasting

Perez Cruz Single Vineyard La Higuera Block 2010 19.99
Maipo Valley
Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah
14.50%
Chocolate and mint aroma. A very hot, burnt flavour.  Great if you like strong wine.
Table of Gold - voted by customers at tasting

VAT 71 Reserve Barossa Valley Shiraz 2009 19.99
Barossa Valley
Shiraz
14.50%
Minty and appealing nose. Refreshing acidity and nice fruity.  Good.  Pricey, though.
Table of Gold - voted by customers at tasting

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